Guidance

Get a discount with the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

From 3 to 31 August, get a 50% discount when you eat in at restaurants that are registered with the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme.

This guidance was withdrawn on

The Eat Out to Help Out Scheme closed on 31 August 2020. If you’ve already registered you can submit a claim until 30 September 2020.

Use the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme at a participating establishment:

  • to get a 50% discount on food or non-alcoholic drinks to eat or drink in (up to a maximum of £10 discount per diner)

  • every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between 3 and 31 August

  • as many times as you like

You do not need a voucher to use this scheme and you can use it at the same time as other offers and discounts. There is no minimum spend.

You cannot claim discount on alcoholic drinks or service charges.

The discount will be automatically available to you at participating establishments. Establishments will then claim a reimbursement from the government for the discount they’ve given you.

Participating establishments may include:

  • restaurants, cafés, bars or pubs
  • work and school canteens
  • food halls

All diners in a group of any size can use the discount.

Find a restaurant

The Eat Out to Help Out Scheme is now closed.

If you’re in an area under local lockdown

You should follow guidelines if you’re in an area under local lockdown. Local restaurants may not be open and could still appear in the results when you use the restaurant finder tool.

Help you can get

You can report fraud to HMRC if you think an establishment is abusing the scheme.

NHS have introduced the test and trace service to help track the spread of coronavirus.

Published 15 July 2020
Last updated 1 September 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added translation

  2. The Eat out to Help Out Scheme is now closed.

  3. Added translation

  4. The restaurant finder tool now shows results within a 5 mile radius of the postcode used.

  5. You can now find resturants that are registered for the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme online.

  6. Added translation

  7. The service you’ll use to find a restaurant will be available by 31 July.

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  9. The restaurant finder will now give you results within a 2 mile radius of the postcode you use.

  10. First published.